Lesley Doreen Langley (born 26 March 1944 in Weymouth, Dorset, with the name Lesley Hill, which she changed to Leslie Langley to make it more artistic) is a British model, beauty queen and actress who was Miss United Kingdom and Miss World in 1965.[1] She became the third woman from her country to win the title,[2] and the second Miss United Kingdom in a row, thus making the United Kingdom the second country to have back-to-back winners. Sweden was the first, winning the inaugural pageant in 1951 and the second pageant in 1952.

Career

Langley attended the Royal Merchant Navy School—now known as Reddam House, Berkshire—in the 1950s.

In the mid-1960s she played a small part as a member of an all-female team of pilots in the James Bond film Goldfinger as well as a Thal in the Doctor Who serial The Daleks.[2]

She also became the front cover in 1967 on Weymouth's Official Holiday Guide, with photos inside.

Personal life

During her tenure Langley met and married jazz organist Alan Haven—known for his collaborations with John Barry in the James Bond films From Russia with Love and Goldfinger—and they had one daughter named Chloë. They divorced and Lesley later worked as a dental practice assistant.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "U.K. wins Miss World again, sparks new row". Ottawa Citizen. 20 November 1965. p. 44. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  3. ^ Wood, Gaby (14 April 2001). "The bottom line". The Guardian. London.
Awards and achievements Preceded by Ann Sidney Miss World 1965 Succeeded by Reita Faria Preceded byAnn Sydney Miss United Kingdom 1965 Succeeded byJennifer Lowe Summers